Guns on Campus What‘s behind the debate?
By Steven Dulan
House Bill 5474, co-sponsored by over two dozen Michigan legislators, would extend firearms preemption to college
(Preemption means the law would make it impossible for universities to apply their own set of restrictions on firearms in lieu of the laws established by the State. - ed.)
This bill, widely viewed as a simple clean-up to clarify law statewide, has elicited some heated opposition. The bill would amend MCL Secs. 123.1101, 123.1102, and 123.1103 by adding Institution of Higher Education to the list of bodies prohibited from making their own gun law. Current law prevents any Local unit of government from making any laws taxing, or regulating ...the ownership, registration, purchase, sale, transfer, transportation, or possession of pistols or other firearms...